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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-26-2013, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone!
Anyone know where, aside from Aqua forest aquariums, I can buy Archaeas 60cm slim-pro light for my ADA 60p? And if its any good (i'm new to the aquascape world).
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 06:30 AM
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 09:43 AM
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i would look at the review on the light first. the finnex ray 2 seems to be the better buy as far as output goes.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input! Any other tips would be greatly appreciated (starting to put my 60p together).
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 02:36 AM
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i have a 60-p and i have two of the archea lights. the output is actually decent but i got two just in case. i wish i would have gotten a hanging fixture though because i always have my hands in my tank. the light is durable, sleek and energy efficient. the only plant i have in my tank is dwarf hair grass and it grows it find. once in a while it will give my tank a shimmer effect which is a nice bonus.
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Welcome 330! I have had a 60P running for 8 months now and have had a couple of lighting set ups during the tank's operation. Initially had a pair of Ehiem PowerLEDs over the tank and because of limited growth of my HC, changed to a 24" Finnex Ray 2. The lighting change has been extraordinary!
You might want to look at the sticky dealing with PAR and LED lighting before you make a purchase.

Just a couple of questions on your tank's scape. What will you be planting? What types of fish or inverts will you be keeping in the tank. Knowing what types of plants and knowing their lighting requirements should be your starting point. Then looking at the the aquatic animals and if they are compatible with your scape. Good luck.


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Welcome 330! I have had a 60P running for 8 months now and have had a couple of lighting set ups during the tank's operation. Initially had a pair of Ehiem PowerLEDs over the tank and because of limited growth of my HC, changed to a 24" Finnex Ray 2. The lighting change has been extraordinary!
You might want to look at the sticky dealing with PAR and LED lighting before you make a purchase.

Just a couple of questions on your tank's scape. What will you be planting? What types of fish or inverts will you be keeping in the tank. Knowing what types of plants and knowing their lighting requirements should be your starting point. Then looking at the the aquatic animals and if they are compatible with your scape. Good luck.
Thanks so much! The tank is currently empty and I'm waiting for all the components to come in before I start obsessing with other things.
Plant wise, I was hoping for hc or dwarf hair grass and some type of moss for the inverts. Basically I want a clean and simple look that softens the Seriyu stones. As for fish, more than likely a school of some sort of tetras, long fin white clouds. Anything that won't eat the inverts.

I was looking at the DIY suspended light, but again I have no clue where to begin. . I do like the look of the second picture you posted. Very nice!
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If you go the HC route my recommendation would be the Finnex Ray 2 over the Ehiem PowerLEDs. Can't speak towards the DHG. Also consider CO2 for your setup.

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Just like we talk the night u guys came over plants heavy ur light has high intensity. So more reason for algae to grow. Moss will begin to grow hairalgae if not properly planted. Algae only grows if there is too much nutrients not use up by the plants. Plant only take so much nutrients. Whatever doesnt get used up by get used up by algae. Anymore questions don't hesitate to call
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i would look at the review on the light first. the finnex ray 2 seems to be the better buy as far as output goes.
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Just like we talk the night u guys came over plants heavy ur light has high intensity. So more reason for algae to grow. Moss will begin to grow hairalgae if not properly planted. Algae only grows if there is too much nutrients not use up by the plants. Plant only take so much nutrients. Whatever doesnt get used up by get used up by algae. Anymore questions don't hesitate to call
Thank you I'm still undecided on the light. I have a small 5gal going for my CRS and bought a finnex ray just to test it out. Hopefully I can get the tank up by the middle of next month
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Thank you I'm still undecided on the light. I have a small 5gal going for my CRS and bought a finnex ray just to test it out. Hopefully I can get the tank up by the middle of next month
how bout the middle of next weekfish party
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